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#13 Garrett Nussmeier Season 2024

Position
Quarterback
Height
6'2
Weight
198
Class
Redshirt Junior
Hometown
Lake Charles, La.
High School
Marcus HS
Experience
3L

2024 MVP ReliaQuest Bowl
2022 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2021 SEC Academic Honor Roll

Enters fourth season with the Tigers in 2024 … Has appeared in 18 games with 1 start … For career, has completed 129-of-219 passes for 1,720 yards, 11 TDs and 7 interceptions … MVP of LSU’s ReliaQuest Bowl win over Wisconsin to cap the 2023 season … Threw for career-highs of 395 yards, 31 completions and 3 TDs in the bowl win … Team leader who has the respect of his teammates … Spent 2023 season behind Heisman Trophy winner Jayden Daniels but still prepared each day and each game week as if he were the starter … Took reps with the 1s each week in 2023 … Has the “it” factor … Has developed into an elite quarterback with all of the tools needed to win in the SEC … Vocal player on the field with a big arm and a lot of confidence … Has the ability to extend plays with his feet … Can make all the throws necessary to win in the SEC … Truly a student of the game, learning the position from his dad Doug, who played quarterback in the NFL … His dad is the quarterbacks coach for the LA Chargers … Born in Lake Charles, Louisiana, but spent part of his childhood living in Tuscaloosa and Gainesville … Two-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll in 2021 and 2022 … Majoring in mass communications … Graduated high school early and enrolled at LSU in the spring of 2021, taking part in spring drills … Nicknamed “Nuss” and offense takes on the nickname the “Nuss Bus” when he’s in at quarterback.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2023)
Appeared in 7 games with 1 start … Started ReliaQuest Bowl win over Wisconsin, completing 31-of-45 passes for 395 yards and 3 TDs in the 35-31 win … Named MVP of the ReliaQuest Bowl … Drove LSU 98 yards late in fourth quarter for game-winning touchdown – a 4-yard TD pass to Brian Thomas with 3:08 to play … Set LSU marks for most completions (31) and passing yards (395) for a player making his first career start in the win over Wisconsin … Tied the LSU mark for TDs (3) and pass attempts (45) for first-time starters vs. Wisconsin … Threw TD passes of 38 and 4 yards to Brian Thomas and added a 14-yard TD pass to Chris Hilton as the Tigers overcame a 14-0 first quarter deficit to beat Wisconsin … Rushed for first career TD in win over Grambling in week 2 … Played most of fourth quarter against Alabama when starter Jayden Daniels was knocked out of the game … Connected on 5-of-10 passes for 53 yards against the Crimson Tide … Completed 7-of-12 passes for 89 yards and a TD in win over Army … Other action came in wins over Mississippi State and Missouri.

REDSHIRT FREHSMAN SEASON (2022)
Appeared in 7 games … Completed 52-of-84 passes for 800 yards, 5 TDs and 4 interceptions … Played entire second half of LSU’s game against Georgia in the SEC Championship Game … In second half of that game, completed 15-of-27 passes for 294 yards, 2 TDs and an interception … The 294 passing yards is the most in any half in school history … Touchdown passes vs. Georgia covered 34 yards to Malik Nabers and 33 yards to Jaray Jenkins … In 63-7 win over Purdue in the Citrus Bowl, completed 11-of-15 passes for 173 yards, 2 TDs and an interception … Connected with Malik Nabers on a 75-yard TD in win over Purdue … Also threw a 10-yard TD pass to Brian Thomas in bowl game.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2021)
Backup quarterback for the Tigers as a true freshman … Appeared in four games … Granted a redshirt … Action came against McNeese, Central Michigan, Ole Miss and Arkansas … Finished year 29-of-57 for 329 yards, 2 TDs and 2 interceptions … Most extensive time came against Arkansas when he took over for Max Johnson after the first two series of the game … Connected on 18-of-31 passes for 179 yards, 1 TD and a pair of interceptions against the Razorbacks … Against Ole Miss, threw first TD of college career, connecting with Malik Nabers for a 9-yard score in the fourth quarter … Completed 7-of-12 passes for 103 yards against Ole Miss … Collegiate debut came in week 2 against McNeese, going 3-of-10 for 19 yards … The following week was 1-of-4 for 28 yards against Central Michigan.

HIGH SCHOOL
Four-star pro-style quarterback from Marcus High School in Flower Mound, Texas … Born in Lake Charles, Louisiana … One of the nation’s top quarterback prospects … Earned four stars from 247 Sports, ESPN and Rivals … Ranked No. 13 at his positional nationally by ESPN as well as being the No. 9 prospect overall in Texas and No. 61 overall … Led his team to a 9-0 mark and the district title as a senior … Threw for 50 touchdowns and over 5,300 yards as a sophomore and junior … In 2019, he earned Texas District 6-6A MVP Honors… Selected to 2020 Under Armour All American Game… 2020 Texas 6A Midseason Player of the Year… Completed 213-of-293 passes for 2,815 yards, 33 touchdowns and only five interceptions as a senior in 2020 … For career, racked up 8,160 passing yards and 83 touchdowns, completing 623 passes on 946 attempts with only 20 interceptions … Son of Doug Nussmeier, the quarterbacks coach for the Dallas Cowboys … His dad Doug was drafted in the fourth round of the 1994 NFL Draft by the New Orleans Saints and spent five years (1994-98) with the franchise … His dad played college football at the University of Idaho where he was named the 1993 Walter Payton Player of the Year, an award given annually to the top player in Division I-AA football.

GARRETT NUSSMEIER’S CAREER PASSING HIGHS
Pass attempts: 45 vs. Wisconsin, 2024 ReliaQuest Bowl
Pass completions: 31 vs. Wisconsin, 2024 ReliaQuest Bowl
Pass yards: 395 vs. Wisconsin, 2024 ReliaQuest Bowl
Pass TDs: 3 vs. Wisconsin, 2024 ReliaQuest Bowl
Long pass: 75 vs. Purdue, 2023 Citrus Bowl

GARRETT NUSSMEIER’S CAREER RUSHING HIGHS
Rush attempts: 2 vs. Arkansas, 2021
Rush yards: 1 vs. Grambling, 2023
Long rush: 1 vs. Grambling, 2023
TD: 1 vs. Grambling, 2023

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